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  • Chairman David Price answers questions from delegates during HDP’s inbound program focusing on legislative oversight on February 27, 2020. HDP brought together 14 members of parliament from Afghanistan, Colombia, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, and Peru to Washington, DC for several days of panel discussions and roundtables to share legislative oversight best practices.
  • Members of Kyrgyzstan’s Supreme Council share their country’s legislative best practices with their counterparts during HDP’s inbound program on February 26, 2020.
  • Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) and Rep. Darrin LaHood (R-IL) share their methods of constituent engagement as a mechanism to ensure voters have a say in oversight priorities during HDP’s inbound program on February 27, 2020.
  • Members of HDP’s CODEL to Nairobi, Kenya, meet with leaders of the Kenyan National Assembly on October 11, 2019.
  • Reps Alma Adams (D-NC) and Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) share a lighthearted moment before a nationally broadcast radio interview in Monrovia, Liberia on October 9, 2019.
  • In July 2019, Parliamentary leaders from across the globe visited Washington, D.C., to contribute to the first-ever HDP Leadership Forum, where nearly 40 parliamentary leaders and democracy champions from 16 countries took part in a variety of panel discussions focusing on topics such as countering threats to modern democracy and including women’s participation in government. Countries represented included Armenia, Colombia, Georgia, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liberia, Nepal, North Macedonia, Peru, and Sri Lanka.
  • On September 18, 2019, House Democracy Partnership Members, Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE), and Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX), led by Chairman David Price (D-NC), meet with senior Members of the Japanese Diet to discuss opportunities for collaborating on issues of democracy and governance.

Supporting the Development of Independent Legislatures

The House Democracy Partnership (HDP) is a bipartisan, twenty-member commission of the U.S. House of Representatives that works directly with countries around the world to support the development of effective, independent, and responsive legislative institutions.

Established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2005, HDP uses peer-to-peer exchange programs, training seminars for members and staff, and targeted material assistance to build capacity in key areas such as legislative oversight, budget analysis, committee operations, constituent relations, and library and research services. Its singular focus on the legislative branch of government and its unique ability to bring together American legislators and their peers from around the world have made the commission a valuable forum for strengthening democratic institutions and deepening bilateral relations.

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December 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 20, 2019) – Today, Chairman David Price (D-NC) and Co-Chair Vern Buchanan (R-FL) of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP), applauded the Senate confirmation of Michelle A.

November 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (November 21, 2019) – Today, House Democracy Partnership Chairman David Price (D-NC) and Co-Chair Vern Buchanan (R-FL) released the following statement regarding the ongoing crisis in Haiti:

September 5, 2019 Press Release

RALEIGH, NC (September 5, 2019) – House Democracy Partnership (HDP) Chairman David Price (D-NC) issued the following statement on the retirement of HDP colleague, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA):